I was rewarded the commission to design and create the Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) for a new chapel at Temple Sinai in Oakland, CA. In Jewish tradition the Ner Tamid represents several things; one of which is God's eternal light and presence. A crucible form straining to contain that light is what inspired this piece. The resulting cast bronze form is a vessel pierced by an intense internal energy.
I also worked with project architect Michael Harris to design and create the Torah Table for the chapel. The horizontal lines of the "curtain" around the base of the table create a material continuity and balance with the walls and ceiling of the space.
In addition, I assisted in fabricating the Ark Doors.
photo credit: Steven Poe (www.stevenpoe.com)